French official statements : Paris, september 5th 2013
Excerpts from the daily press briefing by Philippe Lalliot, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesman (Paris, september 5th 2013)
Meeting between the presidents of Sudan and South Sudan
The meeting that took place yesterday in Khartoum between the presidents of Sudan and South Sudanis an encouraging sign.
Indeed, only dialogue between the two countries is likely to facilitate the restoration of peace and stability in the region.
France welcomes the mediation efforts of the African Union and of Ethiopia on behalf of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.